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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at The Medical Eye Clinic .
This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.
Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.
I completed my basic medical qualification (MBBS) from Rawalpindi Medical College (University of Health Sciences) Pakistan in 2005.This was complimented by two years of Foundation training in north-east England and a year of work in cardiothoracic surgery in Sheffield, where I passed the MRCSEd (General Surgery) examination. I then completed seven years of specialist ophthalmic training on the south-west rotation (Devon and Cornwall), followed by a one year sub-specialty glaucoma fellowship in Exeter.
I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and hold memberships with the United Kingdom and Eire Glaucoma Society and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. I have published over 20 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and present regularly at national and international meetings.
My clinical areas of expertise include diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of general and acute ophthalmic conditions. I specialise in the medical, laser and surgical treatment of Glaucoma (including minimally invasive glaucoma implants and aqueous shunt surgery), along with sutureless micro-incision cataract surgery.
My academic interests include using virtual reality simulation to investigate surgeon performance and the development of innovative surgical instruments to improve patient safety. I am also involved in teaching medical students as part of the faculty with the Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, and regularly supervise trainee eye surgeons in my NHS practice.
Outside of work I am an aspiring author, keen reader, enthusiastic swimmer, like playing squash and enjoy exploring new walks in Dartmoor.
Areas of interest
Micro-incision sutureless cataract surgery; Glaucoma diagnosis and management (including Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery);
Age related macular degeneration;
Common lid conditions (cysts and lumps)
- Angela Vowden
- Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital Derriford Road Derriford Plymouth PL6 8BG
- 01752 761814
- Tara Martin
- The Medical Eye Clinic Glen House Sigford Road Marsh Barton Trading Estate Exeter EX2 8NL
- 01392 829436
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Thomas Gale Not Fee Assured
- Dr Gavin C Werrett Fee Assured
- Dr Shahed Kaleem Kim Chishti Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Royal Eye Infirmary
I have published over 20 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and present regularly at national and international meetings.
My academic interests include using virtual reality simulation to investigate surgeon performance and the development of innovative surgical instruments to improve patient safety.
I also regularly complete by invitation expert journal article reviews.
Outside of work I am an aspiring author, keen reader, enthusiastic swimmer and triathlete, like playing squash and enjoy exploring new walks in Dartmoor.
I have received numerous awards and grants for my research projects from organisations such as:
Torbay Medical Research Fund.
National Institute for Health Research
South West Ophthalmic Society
Educational Grant from MSD pharmaceuticals
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Urdu - Native or bilingual
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Conversational
I have published over 20 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. Some of these are:
Waqar S, Williams O, Park J, Modi C, Kersey T, Sleep T. Can virtual reality simulation help us determine the importance of stereopsis in intraocular surgery? British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2012 May; 96(5):742-6.
Waqar S, Bullen G, Chant S, Salman R, Vaidya B, Ling R. Cost implications, deprivation analysis and geodemographic segmentation analysis of non-attenders in an established diabetic retinopathy screening programme. Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. 2012 Oct;6(4):199-202.
Park J, Williams O, Waqar S, Modi N, Kersey T, Sleep T. Safety of nondominant-hand ophthalmic surgery. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2012 Dec; 38(12):2112-6
Waqar S, Park J, Kersey T, Ong C, Modi N, Sleep T. Assessment of fatigue in intra-ocular surgery: Analysis using a virtual reality simulator. Graefes Archives of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2011 Jan; 249(1):77-81.
Waqar S, Park J, Kersey T, Ong C, Modi N, Sleep T. Analysis of effect of distraction on simulated anterior segment surgery. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2011 Aug; 37(8):1517-22.
Modi N, Williams O, Swampillai AJ, Waqar S, Park J, Kersey TL, Sleep T.
Learning styles and the prospective ophthalmologist. Medical Teacher. 2014 Oct 21:1-4.
Erikitola OO, Shahid SM, Waqar S, Hewick SA. Ocular trauma: classification, management and prognosis. British Journal of Hospital Medicine (London). 2013 Jul; 74(7):C108-11.
Rashid H, Waqar S. Surgery for infantile esotropia: is timing everything? Journal of Perioperative Practice. 2013 May; 23(5):107-9.
Waqar S, Salman R, Sleep T. Review Article: Ophthalmic Manifestations of Giant Cell Arteritis. British Journal of Hospital Medicine (London).2011 Jan; 72(1):26-30.
Waqar S, McMurray C, Madge S. Review Article: Transcutaneous blepharoptosis surgery – Advancement of levator aponeurosis. Open Ophthalmology Journal. 2010 Dec; 14; 4:76-80.
Mount R, Waqar S, Jutley R S, Sarkar P K. Review Article: Terminology, Diagnosis and Management of acute coronary syndrome. British Journal of Hospital Medicine (London). 2008 Jun; 69(6):324-9.
Jutley R S , Waqar S , Raha N , Fenton P, Sarkar P. A Simple Technique of Talc Delivery for Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Talc Pleurodesis. General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2009 Feb; 57(2):116-7.
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly participate in educational activities organised by the Medical Eye Clinic (Exeter), Royal Eye Infirmary (Plymouth) and Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital. Please contact the relevant site for future programmes.
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- Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) The Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2013
- Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (M.B.B.S) University of Health Sciences (Pakistan) 2005
- Glaucoma Fellowship West of England Eye Unit, Exeter 2015
Reference number 6099589
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Royal Eye Infirmary, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training), General Medical Council, 2016
Affiliations / memberships
I hold memberships with the United Kingdom and Eire Glaucoma Society and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
- Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 01752 761814
- The Medical Eye Clinic, Exeter
- 14:00 - 17:30
- 01392 829436
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.